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Design
Hands-on review: Samsung S22 Ultra
I have been impressed by the functions Samsung packed into this phone. I did actually make one phone call on this phone, in between trying out as many of its other uses that I could pack in.
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Customer experience
Phone, internet complaints increase for first time in five quarters
Phone and internet complaints have increased for the first time in five quarters, according to a new telco report from the Ombudsman.
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Phone
Best looking phone survey reveals surprising market trends
The survey not only found the best looking devices, but revealed some interesting facts about the cellular phone market on a whole.
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Telcos
Thank you for your service! Phone and internet complaint numbers are down in Oz
Australian consumers are becoming increasingly more satisfied with their internet and phone service providers, with new research seeing a record drop in complaints.
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Cloud
2degrees launches new business product to tackle hybrid engagement problems
2degrees has launched its new Group Text business product to help solve many of the challenges that have come from hybrid work and engagement.
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Cybersecurity
Samsung outlines cybersecurity strategy for devices
"While we are generally more mindful today of the dangers posed by hackers to our laptops and computers, we also need to recognise that smartphones are prone to cyberattacks as well."
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Smartphone
Hands-on review: Nokia X20
Unless you are a device snob, you will be more than happy to own a device that won’t cost the price of a high-spec laptop but will provide you with reliable and future-proofed usage.
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Copper Network
Vodafone's copper landline network to be axed next year
10,000 customers are still using its copper phone network, but they will need to move to voice over fibre, wireless, UltraFast HFC, or copper broadband (VoIP).
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Yealink
Zoom partners with Poly & Yealink to launch phone appliance range
The traditional workplace is evolving and adapting, and our goal is to empower the workforce to accomplish more by blurring the lines between voice and video.”
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Phone
Poly integrates antimicrobial protection into wireless phones
The Poly Rove family of phones are built with an antimicrobial technology developed by Microban.
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Cloud
Smartphone sales to reach 1.5 billion this year — Gartner
The rebound reflects the consequences faced by the industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, a year in which smartphone sales declined by 10.5%.
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Scams
NZ telco industry's two golden rules for avoiding phone scams
“If something doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t. Hang up and report the call to your phone provider.”
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VoIP / SIP
2talk provides SIP services that put your business in charge
2talk is a provider that is committed to providing solutions to small and medium enterprises in Australia and New Zealand.
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VoIP / SIP
The case for cloud-based business phone systems
With the pandemic overhauling the means of business communication and collaboration, the time has come to consider Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems.
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Phone
Hands-on review: Oppo Find X2 Lite
If you're in the market for a new phone and do not want to pay a full fortnight’s paycheck, the Oppo Find X2 lite is a great option.
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Cloud
Smartphone market continues to grow - Canalys
Shipments of smartphones grew 1% this quarter, despite falling 2% generally in 2019.
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Phone
Hands-on review: Huawei Mate20 Pro
Huawei’s answer to the Apple XS, the Mate20 Pro, is nearly in the wild. FutureFive’s Darren Price takes the new smartphone for a spin.
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Phone
Remember the RED holophone? Unsurprisingly the launch is delayed
RED recently released a blog post confirming that their ‘holophone’ is being delayed.
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Smartphone
Two million ANZ consumers now have access to future of payment
Gone are the days of bank cards and cash transactions as more consumers turn to mobile.
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VoIP / SIP
Make your desk phone yours with Yealink's Android smart desk phones
​Yealink has once again made the smart media phone space its own with the introduction of its latest device as it irons out previously complex tasks.
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Commerce Commission
Commerce Commission recommends deregulating Spark wholesale voice services
Spark's wholesale voice services should be deregulated to ensure that end users are not locked into Spark's services, the Commerce Commission says.
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Smartphone
We never talk anymore..
My big problem with phone calls these days is that you have to drop whatever you are doing in order to talk to the person calling you. It’s rather rude, really.
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Internet
Web self-service preference rises among ANZ channel
Businesses in Australia and New Zealand are using a total of 19 channels to support customer service; the top three of which are...
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Smartphone
Ubuntu joins the touchy, feely Linux shouting match
The thot just plickened where mobile technology is concerned, as Ubuntu shows off (yet another) Linux for the handset up in Barcelona.